DMTF Achieves Key Milestone with 50 Conformant DASH Products

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Portland, Ore. – October 5, 2011 –The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF®), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced that more than 50 products conforming to its Desktop and mobile Architecture for  System Hardware (DASH ) 1.0 standard have been listed in the DMTF Certification Registry. This achievement marks a significant accomplishment for the organization’s DASH 1.0 conformance program and a major milestone on the path to enabling interoperable IT management solutions in the desktop and mobile space.

“We are very pleased to see desktop and mobile system vendors who have adopted the DASH 1.0 standard participate in the DASH 1.0 conformance program,” said Perry Vincent, chair of the DMTF’s System Management Forum (SMF), which oversees the DASH conformance program. “The program is an excellent way to test and publicly register the conformance of products available in the marketplace today.”

DASH delivers standards-based web services management for desktop and mobile client systems by leveraging the DMTF Web Services for Management (WS-MAN)specification. The DASH 1.0 conformance program was made available to the industry in March 2011, to provide companies implementing the standard with a resource for validating their products. This provides a mechanism for improving interoperability among solutions for secure out-of-band and remote management of desktop and mobile systems.

DMTF conformance programs provide test suites to vendors, enabling them to test their solutions for conformance to DMTF specifications. Vendors then submit their test results to DMTF for validation and certification. Products with validated test results are eligible to list their products in the DMTF Certification Registry. This provides IT customers and vendors with increased confidence that products listed in the registry are manageable as defined by DMTF standards.

Furthering its efforts to enable management interoperability, DMTF is offering a special, free testing opportunity for DASH products at the upcoming Management Developers Conference (MDC) on November 14 in San Mateo, Calif. Vendors interested in testing their products at the event should contact the SMF Program Manager at by October 31, 2011.

“As part of our mission to enable interoperable IT management solutions across the globe, we are deeply committed to helping vendors develop and test standards-based products,” said Tom Butler, DMTF Vice President of Interoperability. “We strongly encourage vendors with DASH standard implementations to attend our test event at MDC and take advantage of the opportunity to check their products’ conformance at no cost.”

More information on DMTF conformance programs is available at

Industry Support for DASH Conformance Program

“As an original contributor to the DASH conformance test suite and the DASH standard itself, AMD is pleased to celebrate this milestone for the DASH conformance program,” said Valerie Kane, senior product manager for commercial client, AMD.  “Client PCs that support DASH can help IT customers reduce the cost and complexity of managing their IT systems, while retaining the flexibility to choose the mix of platforms to best meets their individual business needs.”

“As one of the founding members and ongoing supporters of the DASH initiative, Broadcom congratulates DMTF on achieving this key milestone,” said Vinod Lakhani, senior director and general manager of high-speed controller products, Infrastructure and Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation. “Broadcom remains a proud supporter of this program and is committed to providing and using open-standard solutions for testing and conformance throughout the industry.”

“Our collaboration with DMTF, the number of Dell laptops, desktops and workstations among compliant systems and the strides the DASH 1.0 conformance program has achieved mean our customers can realize a more seamless, simplified management experience,” said Kirk Schell, executive director and general manager of Dell's Business Client Product Group. "This reinforces our commitment to end-user computing and helping our customers increase efficiency, lower cost and drive innovation with open, capable and affordable client management solutions that enable them to do more than ever before.”

“As a leader in industry standards for PC manageability for over two decades and a founding member of DMT, we are pleased to see growth in the number of systems passing the DASH 1.0 conformance program and that a large number include Second Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors,” said Dan Russell, director, Business Client and Platform Solutions Marketing, Intel Corporation. “Conformance is important, and this program has helped to establish standards-based compliance testing for desktop and mobile products.”

 About DMTF
DMTF enables more effective management of millions of IT systems worldwide by bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of systems management standards. The group spans the industry with 160 member companies and organizations, and more than 4,000 active participants crossing 43 countries. The DMTF board of directors is led by 15 innovative, industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies.; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Huawei; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Oracle; Red Hat and VMware, Inc. With this deep and broad reach, DMTF creates standards that enable interoperable IT management. DMTF management standards are critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools and solutions within the enterprise. Information about DMTF technologies and activities can be found at

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